I usually carry this as a back up knife. It is large enough to accomplish most tasks, but not too big, that is makes people nervous. It flips open fast via thumb stud or the flipper tab on the back of the blade. The lock up feels solid. It is very slim and fits in the pocket easily. It does have some heft relative to its size. This is probably due to its solid stainless steel construction. It also has a matte finish that gives it a subdued look. It holds an edge well and is very sharp.